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NYC politicians take part in UJO of Williamsburg Passover food drive

04/03/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

The United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, an organization offering help to local needy families, partnered with the Met Council Monday to help distribute boxes of Kedem


NYC changes tack on controversial metzizah b’peh circumcision ritual

03/31/2017 10:29 AM Updated: 3 weeks ago

New York City’s health commissioner announced this week a new approach to metzizah b’peh, the controversial and relatively rare practice of oral suction during circumcisions, which has been


New York man arrested for drawing swastikas on own home

03/22/2017 1:17 PM

Andrew King, a 54-year-old Schenectady resident, was arrested Monday after allegedly vandalizing his own home with two swastikas. King, who claims to be Jewish, reported the


Hey NYC, come to Matzapalooza for learning, songs and plague costumes

03/22/2017 11:48 AM Updated: 1 month ago

The Workmen’s Circle and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will be partnering with the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this year’s second annual Matzapalooza. According to


Was Kushner-China real estate deal ‘fake news’?

03/17/2017 2:20 PM

Earlier this week, we shared a Bloomberg story about a huge real estate deal involving 666 Fifth Avenue, the skyscraper co-owned by Kushner Cos., the real estate


Cuomo seeks to change New York law that allows 14-year-olds to marry

03/13/2017 7:45 PM

An overlooked law on the books in New York since 1929 has made it legal for children as young as 14 to marry with parental and


(Video) Watch NYPD on “typical coward” behind JCC bomb threats

03/09/2017 9:36 AM

NY Senate passes new anti-BDS legislation

03/08/2017 2:21 PM Updated: 1 month ago

State Senator Elaine Phillips (R-Manhasset) announced that the New York State Senate passed two bills she sponsored to prevent state tax dollars from being used to


Mayor, NYPD, Council show united front against hate at Staten Island JCC

03/07/2017 5:32 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Tuesday alongside Police Commissioner James O’Neil to meet with Jewish


NY Rep. Maloney calls for protection of Jewish cemeteries

03/07/2017 4:01 PM

New York politicians are calling for increased penalties following the vandalism last month of two Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over 100 headstones were


BREAKING: At least 10 JCCs targeted in 6th wave of bomb threats

03/07/2017 12:43 PM

Tuesday marks the sixth wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions, with community centers, day schools and Anti-Defamation League offices targeted. Threats were made before noon against

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Brooklyn man, 65, arrested for anti-Semitic vandalism at Penn Station

03/07/2017 11:16 AM Updated: 1 month ago

Amid concerns of rising anti-Semitism, a 65-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Monday for drawing swastikas in men’s bathrooms in Penn Station. The arrest of the suspect,


Jewish cemetery in Rochester vandalized, but is it anti-Semitism?

03/02/2017 1:25 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Five headstones were toppled over this week at the Waad Hakolel Cemetary in Rochester, N. Y., but officials are hesitant to refer to the vandalism as anti-Semitic.


(Video) Watch Cuomo on anti-Semitism: “This is intolerable to us”

03/01/2017 6:10 PM

Cuomo will visit Israel this weekend

03/01/2017 5:53 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel this weekend on a economic development trip. Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday at Albany’s Jewish Community Center during an event


Agudath Israel applauds Cuomo’s $25 Million security grant proposal for religious schools

02/24/2017 1:18 PM Updated: 1 month ago

  With rising anti-Semitic incidents around the country and in particular rising hate crimes across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo called together leaders from across


Cuomo grants $25 million for private school and yeshiva security

02/23/2017 6:02 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announced today a $25 million security grant for nonpublic schools. The move was applauded by Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union advocating


Day school advocate: “Schools do not have the necessary resources to handle” anti-Semitism

02/22/2017 12:54 PM

The disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents was confronted Wednesday in a conference call hosted by Maury Litwack, the executive director of Teach NYS, a project of


(Op-ed) Time is now for de Blasio to keep promises to special needs children

02/22/2017 11:26 AM Updated: 2 months ago

(By Mark Meyer Appel) In an emotion-filled 2014 City Hall press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by ex Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, promised a major overhaul to


Neither rain nor Trump deter New York’s Jewish Rally for Refugees

02/13/2017 12:53 PM

Neither sleet nor rain were enough to stop crowds from voicing their support of America’s newest and most vulnerable residents at New York City’s Jewish Rally